Tumanako Ngawhika Fa’aui and Te Kipa Kepa Brian Morgan examine the shipping disaster of the MV Rena grounding in “Restoring the mauri to the pre-MV Rena state”, discussing the significant environmental impacts upon social, economic and cultural well-being.
Fiona Cram in “Measuring Māori wellbeing: a commentary” describes developments in the culturally responsive measurement of Māori wellbeing while Annabel Ahuriri-Driscoll outlines a unique form of research, and the implications for engaging meaningfully with healing communities, in the context of the Ngā Tohu o te Ora research project and rongoā Māori.
Sheryl Lee Ferguson looks at mainstreaming E-education and Bevan Erueti traces the trajectory of mātauranga Maori into the New Zealand Olympic and Commonwealth games teams over a six-year period.
In his Commentary “Nā te hangarau tōku reo Māori i tāmi, mā te hangarau tōku reo Māori e hāpai”.
Joe Te Rito reflects on the interface between English language radio and the demise of the Māori language. He posits that over many decades the former has been instrumental in the decline of te reo. However, the advent and consolidation of Māori language radio and its associated technologies over the last 25 years has reinvigorated te reo.
The three book reviews are Helene Connor reviewing ‘Matters of the heart: A history of intermarriage in New Zealand’; Heather Came reviewing ‘Working as allies: Supporters of indigenous justice reflect’ and Margaret Wilkie reviewing the book ‘Ara mai he tētēkura—Visioning our futures: New and emerging pathways of Māori academic leadership’ in which myself and my great colleagues Jamie Ataria and Melanie Mark-Shadbolt have a chapter.